Chang Kai-chen loses in singles, wins in doubles

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 01, 2018
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan’s Chang Kai-chen had a mixed day at the Heping Sports Complex in Taipei

Taiwan’s Chang Kai-chen returns to Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva in their Taiwan Open singles second-round match in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Chang Chia-ming, Taipei Times

yesterday as she crashed out of the second round of singles, before returning to book a spot in the quarter-finals of the doubles at the Taiwan Open.

In the second round of the singles, world No. 273 Chang fell to a 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) loss to fifth seed Yulia Putintseva in 1 hour, 46 minutes, despite rallying from 5-1 down in the second set to force a tiebreak.

Chang saved 12 of 17 break points, but it was not enough as the Kazakh world No. 51 advanced to a quarter-final against Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine, who rallied from a set down to defeat China’s Duan Yingying 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4).

Chang then found herself a set down in the doubles alongside fellow Taiwanese Chuang Chia-jung and had to fight back once again, finally edging Peangtarn Plipuech of Thailand and Prarthana Thombare of India 2-6, 6-3, 10-2 in 68 minutes.

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